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Being Human

Dec 27, 2023

Welcome to Episode 158 of the Being Human Podcast: Blessings for Same-Sex Couples? (An Invitation to go Deeper)

So many Catholics have been shocked, surprised, and confused by the recently-released Vatican document in which Pope Francis responds to questions regarding the blessing of couples in “irregular” or same-sex relationships. In this episode, Dr. Greg offers a response to the issue. 


Discussed in the episode: 

  • The importance of transcending political commentary and debates and focusing instead on creating a path forward as a Church;

  • What this current confusion can teach us; 

  • Why this issue is actually an opportunity to bring the Church’s teaching about God’s plan for male and female to the forefront;

  • The importance of deepening our understanding about the truth, beauty, and goodness of 2000 years of Catholic teaching about human sexuality;

  • Why anything outside of God’s plan for marriage between a man and a woman is against our humanity;

  • What Christ’s example of eating with tax collectors and sinners, meeting the woman at the well, and reaching down to the woman caught in adultery means;

  • Why it’s important to have compassion for those struggling with sin, while still being careful not to legitimize the behavior of a sinful relationship;

  • Our role as thoughtful, intelligent, prayerful, and discerning Catholics;

  • Why we need to start with ourselves and our own interior conversion to make the Church better as a whole.


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